Guadalupe Remigio Ortega shares her family’s histories and describes how Mixtec forced migrations are part of a global story of environmental injustice.
The plight of climate refugees has become a popular rallying cry for climate change activism. But it is also leading to harsher, militarized borders.
Immigration is often driven by environmental change, and immigrants themselves often change the landscapes they come to inhabit when they arrive. Examining the geographic history of past immigrants and refugees can inform present debates.